CHICAGO - Chris Labeots' fledgling basketball career might well have been saved by an installment plan. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., eighth grader is built like a bouncer, but his game is more finesse than muscle. With high school ball in the hyper-competitive suburbs less than a year away, he figured he needed a summer with a travel team to improve his skills.
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